Hello Mr. Mouse.....
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Hello Mr. Mouse.....
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Inside the parcel there was this absolutely gorgeous box/tray that is covered with the fabric, which I totally love, cant wait to put it on my table in the studio (it matches the colours of my felt bucket and pencil pot!!!) also there was this fantastic bunting which says "follow your heart". When I opened the package it smelt lovely, when I unwrapped the gifts I found a very sweet pouch which was filled with lavender. A big thank you to Rachel for organising a fab swap and an even bigger thank you to Denise for being a fandabbydozy swap partner :D it really is so rewarding making something totally off the cuff for such a talanted fellow crafter, I was worried if Denise would like what I sent.
We decided to go along with the idea from Rachel to make one practical and one pretty item. So after a lot of pondering I decided to make a cosmetic pouch for the practical item and came up with the crazy idea of making a huge mouse pin cushion/door stop/ stuffed thingy. Which I have to admit was very surprised how it turned out. I also included some gingerbread decorations, a noel mini sign for the tree and some christmas chocolates!! I couldn't resist adding a bit of the 'c' word in there.
Me being the dozy idiot I am at the moment.....forgot to photograph. Hopefully Denise will be so kind to take photo's of them and post on her blog so that you can all see.
Friday, 20 November 2009
I'm sorry I made you wait so long, I took these photo's yesterday and have been far too wrapped up in getting all my stuff in there. When I arrived home from work on Thursday I expected to see a newly fitted carpet. Well not only was there carpet but Chris had also put my shelves and my desk up and fitted the handles to the cupboard doors.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Well I'm soooooo excited to say that TOMORROW the carpet is being fitted!!!! I know how exciting, that means that tomorrow night I will have photo's for you of the finished room as a shell. I'm then hoping to spend Friday putting the furniture in there! I just cant wait.....its like Christmas Eve. I'm finally going to have my very own room to make as much 'crafty mess' as I like without 'someone' moaning about all my supplies lying all over the house! Yipppeeeeeeee.
POP BACK TOMORROW FOR SOME PHOTOS.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Tonight I managed to get these and a few other goodies packaged up for StuffedNonsense, hope you like them ladies?
And over the weekend I completed these 3 lovely new bags!! I'm really enjoying making these new designs....
Saturday, 14 November 2009
I have to say I was more than impressed when I opened the parcel, the craftsmanship is amazing the snowflakes are printed/embossed onto the most yummiest card and I love the matching envelopes. You really cant buy quality like this in card shops.
I wanted some really lovely cards for my loved ones this year and so pleased I found Sweet Harvey Letter Press. As a favour to Brandi who is the very sweet lady behind it all, she sent me 3 cards to give a little review back to her on price and quality. Again outstanding quality and priced just right. Chris loves the robot card (guess who'll be getting that card for his birthday!!) And the card on the end, excuse my very bad photo, has 'thanks' embossed on it.....the crisp cleanness of the white card with the embossing makes for a very elegant note to send.
Check out Sweet Harvey Letter Press if you already haven't, Brandi's photo's are so much better than mine and really do her work justice. I have my eye on some gorgeous little gift tags!!
P.S. She has an awesome blog too!!
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I love making these pouches, my fav part is the little button in the centre of the flower.
Last weekend I tried to take some photos of the new bags I have made, but when I looked at them tonight the quality is rubbish due to poor lighting. I'm planning on re-taking them this weekend. Here is a sneak peak of one of them soon after I'd finished sewing it.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Thanks for all the fab comments about the tags and in response I'd LOVE to do a tutorial for you guys!!! Let me get myself sorted this week and I'll get on it.
And I'm also very pleased to say no migraine today!!! :D
Monday, 9 November 2009
Now for a sad face :( my little net book has decided that it doesn't want to switch on :( I know I am devastated, I don't know what to do with it...I've tried googling the problem but it all sounds way too complicated for me to sort, and I don't want to send it back to the manufacturer if I can help it. I might try one of Chris's friends he is quite handy with computers so maybe he can fix it?
Some of you may be aware that I suffer from chronic migraines and recently they have been taking control of my life......today was the day I gave in a went to the doctors, after a few tests and LOTS of questions I think we may have gotten to the bottom of the problem. In a nutshell its to do with hormones and medication so hopefully new medication and anti inflammatories will rid me of them for good. Now that would be bliss!!!!
Lots of sewing to do, but not tonight, pop back tomorrow I have some photo's of some more gorgeous stash.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
And this is some of the stash I picked up from the Crafts for Christmas Fair at the NEC. There were soooo many stalls there, supplies galore and so many talented crafters. There were all kinds of crafters there of all ages......we had a fab day.
I bought a reindeer pattern, some fat quarters of Christmas fabric, some lovely polka dot ribbon and these gorgeous wooden buttons that you can colour in with felt tip pens!!
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
So here's some of what I was up to last weekend....some more flower brooches sewn together and waiting for brooch pins, labels and rhinestones.
Rachel over at Three Little Monkeys has used my pattern that was featured in Sew Hip Issue 9 to make this gorgeous bag. It makes me so proud when I see some one has made a creation of mine and her friends like it too, which is fab! I love the stitching detailing on the front and the lining is to die for........pop over and check it out she has lots more photos. Great job Rachel....looking forward to seeing some more.
And if anyone else has made one from the pattern I'd love to see them, just post a link on my blog and I'll feature it here. Or alternatively you can email me photo's to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 2 November 2009
Anyway to the cushions, I seem to be listing at a snails pace at the moment. Its mainly due to trying to cram as much sewing in as I can at the weekends. Which doesn't leave much time for catching up on the other stuff like actually selling what I make :0/
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Congratulations Sharon, please email me with your address so that I can get your prize out to you.
Thank you to all of you who took part, I'm sorry there can be only one winner. And dont forget I still have The Festive Gift Fair tickets to giveaway, I really dont want them to go to waste!